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Alan Faneca Named Hall Of Fame Finalist

In his first year on the ballot, Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive guard Alan Faneca has been named one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class of 2016.

The Pro Football Hall Of Fame announced their list of 15, the final list until the final ballots are cast the day before the Super Bowl. Faneca, along with Kevin Greene and Tony Dungy, were the two Steelers to make the list.

During his time in Pittsburgh, Faneca made made seven Pro Bowls, six All-Pro Teams, and won one Super Bowl, Super Bowl 40 in 2005. He was named a member of the NFL’s All Decade Team of the 2000s. He started 201 career games, 153 of those in Pittsburgh.

Greene has made annual appearances on this finalist list. He racked up 35.5 sacks in three years with Pittsburgh, finishing with 160 in his career.

Dungy, played defensive back with the Steelers and served as their defensive coordinator in the 1980s. He’s best known for his head coaching stints in Tampa Bay and Indianapolis.

Other notable finalists include: Brett Favre, Terrell Owens, and Kurt Warner.

These 15 come from a list of 108, whittled down over the past several months. Levon Kirkland and Bill Cowher are two Steelers who did not make the cut.

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